The fireplace has long been the focal point of the living room – the primary area in the home for friends and family to gather. Renovating such a major component can create a whole new look for the entire space. This was the goal of our recent clients in Keller, Texas. They came to us with the idea of updating their fireplace with Ledgestone and a rustic mantel to create a more modern aesthetic. Our designers met with them for a consultation and put together an overall concept for the design prior to beginning the plans and 3D renderings.
The clients provided us with an inspiration photo to express the style they had in mind. A big conversation point during the initial consultation were the built-ins on each side of the fireplace. The clients knew they wanted the built-in on the left to match the open shelving on the right. The final design kept the original cabinet on the right side with a new one custom-built for the left to match. The original left cabinet included a space for a TV, but it was unnecessary since the TV was already mounted above the mantle. It made sense to have new shelving built to better utilize the space and provide some symmetry in the room.
Our team also discussed the importance of the mantel width being wider than the television, and that the wood species used would match the existing Red Oak wood flooring in the entryway for a cohesive look.
With these points in mind, our draftsmen put together the floor plans and renderings to allow our clients to visualize the updated look:
The beautiful stone used for the new fireplace is Boral Cultured Stone Pro-Fit Ledgestone
with Eldorado Stone Split-Edge Hearthstone in Mojave/Costal Sand. This neutral-colored stone compliments the color palette used throughout the rest of the house and provides a textured backdrop for the chunky Red Oak wood mantel.
The new fireplace was also designed to be more functional with the inclusion of an electric start and gas log set. The clients are thrilled to have an easy, convenient option for using their fireplace!
The up-close details of the remodeled fireplace are stunning and provide the show-stopping focal point the clients had hoped for. We’d like to thank everyone on the Medford Team and beyond that helped bring this project to life:
Aesthetic Design: Stephanie Milford
Drafting and Renderings: Brandy Anderson
Production Management: Michael Medford, Jr.
Project Management: Dave Broadfield
Trim Carpentry: Greg Haws, Scott Vernon
Plumbing: Express Plumbing
Drywall: Alex Green Drywall
Electrical: Marc Miller Electric
Paint: Phillip Painting Company
Flooring: Hilton’s Flooring & Tile
Professional Photography: Impressia Photography
If your fireplace could use a refresh or it’s time for a style update, contact our design team today!
The Medford Team